Kidney transplant teamwork
People with kidney failure benefit from Mayo Clinic’s team approach.
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Mayo Clinic's kidney transplant doctors and surgeons use proven innovations to successfully treat people with kidney failure and complications of diabetes and other diseases. They work with each individual to develop treatments specifically for that person, using a mix of minimally invasive surgery, new medicines to prevent organ rejection and specialized procedures.
As a result, Mayo Clinic is a leader in transplant outcomes.
Mayo Clinic surgeons perform nearly 1000 kidney transplants a year, including for people with very challenging kidney conditions who need special solutions and surgeries. And Mayo Clinic kidney transplant teams in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are leaders in living donor kidney transplants. People who receive a kidney from a living donor usually have fewer complications than do those who receive a kidney from a deceased donor.
Kidney transplant care
Your dedicated care team works with you every step of the way, from preoperative testing through recovery.
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Mayo Clinic's experts focus on your needs, bringing to your situation the strength of their:
- Experience. Mayo Clinic's kidney transplant team is recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise in comprehensive specialty treatment for people with serious kidney conditions. Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States. That means they know how to treat your condition, whether it's fairly common, though serious, or complex and rare.
Teamwork. Mayo's kidney transplant specialists are focused on your needs and your family's needs. They collaborate with you and a multidisciplinary team of doctors in endocrinology, infectious disease management and other specialties to develop treatment tailored to your specific condition.
By working with you and together, your surgeons, doctors, transplant nurses, pharmacists, social workers and others manage every aspect of your kidney transplant, from planning through post-surgical care.
Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons use innovations and complex procedures available at only a select few institutions. In fact, they have advanced the science and clinical practice of transplantation, including paired donation, multiorgan transplants, living-donor transplants and kidney transplant before dialysis is needed (preemptive transplant).
Mayo Clinic kidney doctors and surgeons also have expertise in many other areas of kidney transplantation. For example, if paired donation isn't an option for you, they may talk with you about anti-HLA antibody, ABO incompatible or positive crossmatch transplants.
Innovative research. Our scientists and physicians are involved in research that makes transplants safer and available to more people. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials and new treatments.
Every day the Transplant Research Center brings together specialist surgeons, diabetes doctors (endocrinologists) and other experts — many from other institutions — to collaborate.
Kidney team consultation
At Mayo Clinic, kidney doctors, surgeons and allied health professionals take time to listen to your needs and concerns. They collaborate to ensure each person understands his or her treatment options.
Mayo Clinic surgeons perform kidney transplants at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Kidney transplant in children is provided at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. At Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, doctors partner with Phoenix Children's Hospital to treat children who may need kidney transplants.
Mayo Clinic kidney doctors and surgeons work with a multidisciplinary team to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. They have expertise treating people in many areas of kidney transplantation, including those listed below. Not all services are available at each of Mayo Clinic's three campuses, in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.
Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons work together to help people with kidney failure.